Thai Culinary Showcase
Completing another successful Peninsula in Pink breast cancer awareness campaign, The Peninsula Bangkok hosted an “Eat Drink Pink” charity gourmet event on the hotel’s lawn on 26 October 2015. This colourful evening of fine cuisines featured 47 of Bangkok’s top standalone restaurants and bars – including Gaggan and Nahm, which appear on ‘Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list by San Pellegrino. During the event, Bangkok’s top culinary masterminds prepared their signature dishes, drinks and snacks for guests to savour against the magical backdrop of the Bangkok riverfront.
The Eat Drink Pink dinner event, which raised more than THB 500,000, culminated in a charitable raffle with memorable prizes, including stays at The Peninsula hotels. The event was such a success that The Peninsula Bangkok is already planning next year’s event, which will be held on 31 October 2016, entitled “Eat Drink Pink Halloween”.
Throughout October, The Peninsula Bangkok showcased 20 pink-inspired artworks by M.L. Chiratorn Chirapravati, a renowned Thai illustrator, fashion designer, food stylist, cookbook author and professor. The specially commissioned pieces by the esteemed Thai artist perfectly reflected the personality of his works, which are highly imaginative with a cartoon-like quality. The artworks were auctioned at the end of the month, raising THB 600,000 for charity.
The Art of Pink charitable initiative at The Peninsula Bangkok commenced with a pink lighting ceremony and alfresco cocktail reception on the hotel lawn on 1 October. All month, the hotel façade, main entrances and guardian door lions were illuminated in pink, and guests enjoyed a special Art of Pink Afternoon Tea, Pink Burgers and Pink Moon Cocktails mixed by the hotel’s talented bartenders at the Lobby. Rose hued relaxation at The Peninsula Spa included a Pretty in Pink package featuring a pink mud wrap and full body massage.Proceeds from the “Eat Drink Pink” charity dinner, art auction, The Art of Pink food and beverage items and spa packages were donated to the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer, Chulalongkorn Hospital, under the auspices of the Thai Red Cross Society. Guests could also support the annual fundraising initiative by purchasing a specially commissioned pink ribbon pin, which hotel staff also wore throughout October to raise awareness and support for breast cancer research and treatment.